Green Power Partnership
|Arlington County, VA|
|Organization Type||Govt. (Local, Municipal)|
|Percentage Green Power||10.9%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Environmental Web Page|
Arlington, Virginia, is a world-class urban community that was originally part of the "10-mile square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. It is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, occupying slightly less than 26 square miles. Known for its urban villages and transit-oriented development, Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods, quality schools and enlightened land use. The county was the first recipient of the EPA's highest award for Smart Growth in 2002. The County's purchases of green power are one aspect of its comprehensive strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from County operations by 10 percent by 2012 (from a 2000 baseline). In 2010, the County began work on a comprehensive community energy plan, looking at energy use, energy supply, energy security, and economic competitiveness out to 2050. Plans for increased energy efficiency, enhanced energy supply, and reliable low- and no-carbon energy delivery are emerging from this effort.